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Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 LSU

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. Our first Bragging Rights matchup features two schools known for producing big men: the Stanford Cardinal and the LSU Tigers.

Stanford Cardinal VS LSU Tigers

Stanford Cardinal

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes for their current teams):

Josh Childress, Suns: 15.0 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.41 assists, 1.1 blocks, 1.4 steals
Landry Fields, Knicks:
15.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.36 blocks, 1.59 steals
Robin Lopez, Suns:
21.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 1.9 blocks, 1.0 steals
Brook Lopez, Nets
: 27.2 points,  8.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.2 blocks, 0.8 steals
Jason Collins, Hawks: 8.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.7 steals

Missed the cut: Jarron Collins, Clippers

Team synopsis: The Cardinal are interesting for this kind of tournament, with two wingmen (Childress and Fields) and three centers (the Lopez-Lopez-Collins combo). In a regulation NBA game they’d get killed, but in a pickup game, their size could be difficult to deal with. Josh Childress hasn’t gotten a ton of run in Phoenix this season, but his per-48 stats show he can be a productive player. He’s not a great perimeter shooter, but that may be a good thing for Stanford, as I would imagine a team like this would get a lot of offense off putbacks. (more…)

Last night in…revenge!

by Micah Hart

Josh Childress made his triumphant return to Atlanta yesterday as the Suns knocked the Hawks from the ranks of the undefeated with a 118-114 win at Philips Arena. Childress has 11 points and 6 rebounds off the bench in his first game back in the ATL, two years after spurning the franchise to play overseas for Olympiakos in Greece, a move that stunned the NBA at the time.

Though Childress’ move to Europe didn’t spark the mass exodus of talent that some predicted, it didn’t blow up in Childress’ face either, as the swingman seems to be playing at least at the same level he did before he left.

So really, it worked out for Childress (his game got better/stayed the same and he made more money), and it worked out for the NBA (no one really followed his lead). I guess the only party it didn’t work out for was Atlanta, which became the last Eastern Conference team to lose a game.  Which come to think of it, makes them a winner too.

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Watch out Chuck

by Micah Hart

The Suns’ Jared Dudley is one of the most personable players in the NBA, and even though he’s only been in the league a short while he’s already made his presence felt from a media standpoint, appearing on podcasts, accumulating nearly 50,000 followers on Twitter, and providing great quotes for the journalists who cover his games.

Though Dudley is only 25 years old, it appears he’s already hard at work on his post-basketball career, putting the NBA TV/TNT crews on notice that he’s coming after their jobs some day.

Not bad, JD. He seems pretty comfortable with a mic in his hand, but if he wants to come after Sager, he’s going to have to step it up in the wardrobe department.